Panel to parse foreign policy and presidential election

February 18, 2020 GMT

DETROIT (AP) — Former presidential advisers and administration officials are expected to gather in Detroit next week to discuss the foreign policy challenges that will face whomever wins this year’s U.S. presidential election.

The Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum is scheduled for next Monday at Wayne State University. The event will be presented by the school and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Those confirmed to attend include Richard Haass, the Council on Foreign Relations’ president and a former adviser to President George H.W. Bush; Stephen Hadley, who advised President George W. Bush; Jeh Johnson, Homeland Security security under former President Barack Obama; and Penny Pritzker, who had been Secretary of Commerce during the Obama administration.


The issues expected to be discuss during what’s billed as a nonpartisan conversation include the new North American trade agreement and the U.S. trade dispute with China.

The event is free and open to the public but advance registration is encouraged.